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Sarah Gold

Sarah is a designer operating at the creative edge of emerging technologies.

She is well known in the UK tech-scene for her pioneering work on the Alternet, a proposal for a civic network. Her work extends from the Alternet to imagine, build and test future web infrastructure and digital tools for a more democratic society.

Originally a student of architecture (first), Sarah chose to change direction and complete her masters degree in industrial design (distinction) at Central Saint Martins. Architecture gave Sarah a strong belief in the importance of public space and design for the common good. This focus has continued to influence much of Sarah’s work.

She is co-founder of WikiHouse Foundation, a RSA Fellow and a CoLAB Associate. Sarah sits on the advisory board for Tech For Good Global and co-facilitates the Personal Data and Trust Design Group for the Digital Catapult.

Sarah has worked with a number of organisations on technology and digital design including NHS England and Government Digital Service, and for a variety of prestigious brands such as Dior and Apple. She regularly speaks about the future of the Internet and how decentralised technologies can inform alternative products and services.